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Scott Higgins

Charles W. Fries Professor of Film Studies

Professor of Film Studies

Center for Film Studies, 156

Chair, Film Studies

Director, College of Film and the Moving Image

Curator of the Wesleyan Cinema Archives


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BA Oakland University
MA Univ of Wisconsin Madison
PHD Univ of Wisconsin Madison

Scott Higgins

Higgins teaches courses about film history, genre, and aesthetics. His books include Harnessing the Rainbow: Technicolor Aesthetics in the 1930s, Arnheim for Film and Media Studies, and Matinee Melodrama: Playing with Formula in the Sound Serial. He offered the first ever Massive Open Online Course in film, and maintains the blog Thinking Cinematically.

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Office Hours

Monday 9:30 - 12:30


Fall 2018
FILM 300 - 01
First Things Film

FILM 307 - 01
The Language of Hollywood

FILM 324 - 01
Visual Storytelling

FILM 454 - 01

Spring 2019
FILM 342 - 01
Cinema of Adventure and Action

FILM 454 - 01